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George Bowers Sr.: A greater world cup

Earlier this year, all the world's attention was focused on Brazil for the globe's largest and most watched sporting event, the 20th World Cup Soccer Competition. comments
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Roger Barbee: County should consider changing animal welfare code

On Tuesday we were in our second (or third?) Arctic blast. Seeing a young, yellow dog chained to its plastic doghouse in such weather, I called the county dog warden and asked him, for the second time this winter, to check on the dog's welfare. He did, and he called me to report on the dog's condition. comments
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Oakli Wright: Lessons that I've learned

By Oakli Wright My mom and dad often tell me some lessons are better learned at home than in the real world. As my turn to leave home looms closer, I think back on five important lessons I hope my parents know I learned. First, I did learn how to clean. While my parents may disagree, I do know how to clean up after myself. Now, that doesn't mean I enjoy it, but given a rag and some cleaning supplies, I can make the house presentable. The part of that lesson I haven't quite caught on to is the part about actually wanting a clean home more than a dirty one. Second, I've learned how to serve. My house has been filled with service since I was little. It's a founding principle of the Wright home that started back when mom and dad got married. They grew up in service-oriented homes, and have shared that with their own children. Third, I've learned about the Gospel. My parents have taken me to church, youth group and all other church activities as often as my dad purchases gummy bears. They live the Gospel at home and abroad. They share their examples with... comments

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